CAIRO: The United States of America would send Egypt a new delivery of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, funded by the U.S. Government, said the US embassy in Cairo in a statement on Sunday.
“So far, the U.S. has delivered more than 21 million high-quality U.S. vaccine doses that will help protect the people of Egypt from coronavirus,” the statement read.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo announces a new delivery of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, funded by the U.S. Government, to Cairo. So far, the U.S. has delivered more than 21 million high-quality U.S. vaccine doses that will help protect the people of Egypt from coronavirus pic.twitter.com/rnVd5JVG21
— U.S. Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) January 22, 2022
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Two days ago, Egypt received 667,100 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium and Germany via COVAX in cooperation with GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation), said Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Health Ministry spokesman in a statement on Friday.
This comes within the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines, in order to preserve the state’s gains in addressing the pandemic.
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Egypt received, on January 8, 2022, a shipment of one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Argentina on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On December 31, 2021, Egypt received a shipment of 347,460 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine via the COVAX Facility.